Video:Activities in Manhattan After Walking the Brooklyn Bridgewith Blaine Pennington
Once you've walked to the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge, there are plenty of fun, interesting things to do. Here are some of the best activities in Manhattan after walking the Brooklyn Bridge.See Transcript
Transcript:Activities in Manhattan After Walking the Brooklyn Bridge
Hi, Blaine Pennington here with About.com. You've just made the trek across the famed and historic Brooklyn Bridge. Now what? Lower Manhattan is an area filled with various neighborhoods and things to do for everyone. From Chinatown to the Financial District to TriBeCa, there is plenty to see and do in this diverse and cultural part of town.
Governor's Island Is an Adventure in Manhattan Near the Brooklyn Bridge
If you're up for an adventure, check out Governor's Island. Fairly unknown yet fun and happening, it's an up-and-coming attraction for many reasons. This 172-acre island is a former military base, sold in 2003 to the people of New York. There are many ongoing exhibits and events featured on the Island and the best part about it -- it's all free. Only a short ferry ride away, it definitely a must-see.
South Street Seaport Is a Marketplace in Manhattan Near the Brooklyn Bridge
This historic seaport located in Lower Manhattan now serves as a unique marketplace, offering a variety of restaurants, attractions, and shops. A new addition to the Seaport is the Fulton Stall Market. The market was originally used for fish stalls in 1822 until moving to the Bronx in 2005. It allows visitors to sample locally grown and organic produce, handmade cheeses and breads, area-roasted coffee, and New York state wines. The market stretches from Fulton to Beekman streets with approximately 12 vendors set up in former fish stalls.
Skyscraper Museum Is a Fun Activity in Manhattan Near the Brooklyn Bridge
How tall is the Empire State Building? What's the tallest building in the world? What are the leading architectural designs for skyscrapers? Located in Battery Park City in Manhattan, the Skyscraper Museum answers all of these questions and celebrates the vast history and architecture known to New York City. Some exhibits include "Manhattan Mini Models," and "The Twin Towers and the Twentieth Century."
Stone Street Is a Unique Area in Manhattan Near the Brooklyn Bridge
What was once known as "Brewers Street" in 1660 later became known as Stone Street because of the unique cobblestones lining the streets throughout the neighborhood. The neo-Dutch architecture remains untouched since the beginning of the 20th century. As many of the buildings are restored to date, and portions set aside as pedestrian only, Stone Street remains the city's oldest paved street.
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